We went on a two-day trip and left our half-Siamese baby, Livvy, alone in the house. Well– we also left the two Yorkshire terriers and the cockatiel, too, but they are mere pets. 😉 They are also contained (the dogs in a large penned area and the bird in a cage), so Livvy has the rule of the roost while we’re gone.
I have several “pet cams” set up around the house to keep an eye on the critters whenever we are out of town. Previously, we’ve always taken Livvy with us when we travel but this time we decided to leave her home to watch over everything. The surveillance camera monitored all the activity in the house, and we were able to get a good idea of what exactly Livvy does while we’re away.
The first thing she did was hop in my desk chair and snooze. She always sleeps in my desk chair when I’m away.
After a few hours, she realizes that we aren’t back yet. She waits for our return.
Nobody comes in. Hm. She saunters over to the Yorkies. She seems very pleased when they go bananas in their typical Yorky way. They bark, they spin in circles, they crash into each other and trip over the food. I can’t see her on the camera, but I just KNOW she is snickering at them.
We left her PLENTY of food, but she does like her meals “fresh.” She she tips over the cat food bag for a quick bite.
Hm. Nobody comes running to sweep it up.
WHAT IS TAKING THE FAMILY SO LONG?!
She inspects the camera.
“I’m going insane!!! It’s booooring around here! Don’t leave me alone with these nutty dogs!!!”
Unrecorded on any camera, Livvy wanders upstairs. She ferociously gnaws on the white cords to my window miniblinds. How do I know? I come home to find the blinds all mangled and chewed beyond repair. It was her only bad deed but FOR PETE’S SAKE she’s eaten through seven miniblind sets since the summer!!!!
FINALLY we arrive home, and she’s all happy and love-y again. Happy Face.